The unique residence is an old, lately restored villa, originally built in 1889. It is located in a pittoresque Eläintarhanlahti Bay area together with eight other wooden villas nearby. The villa is surrounded by a little park in the waterfront. It is situated near city center with public transportation nearby, but still having its tranquil athmosphere. The villa offers for its guests a pleasant home away from home.
The residence Villa Eläintarha is part of the City of Helsinki Culture Office, being one of the ten operative units of the Culture office. It promotes and supports culture by offering unique and low cost living facilities for artists working in Helsinki.
The Villa has no separate studio spaces, workrooms or exhibition rooms. The rooms are only suited to small-scale work, e.g. computer-based work, writing or sketching.
The residence upstairs consists of 5 bedrooms for one person. Three of those rooms also have an extra bed. Individually decorated rooms are equipped with basic furnishing and also towels and bedwear.
The guests have a living-room with tv to share, as well as 2 toilets, 2 showers and a kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped (oven, dishwasher, coffeemaker, dishes etc.), so the guests can prepare their meals. The house offers also the use of a washing machine and dryers.
The Villa is located in the centre of Helsinki.